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  • Mitch Kupchak says Lakers won't throw in the towel next season

    Mitch Kupchak says Lakers won't throw in the towel next season
    A lot has happened to the Lakers since General Manager Mitch Kupchak last spoke to reporters. Dwight Howard left for Houston despite the Lakers' very public campaign to keep him. Metta World Peace was waived via the amnesty provision and quickly...
  • For Lakers and Kobe Bryant, next summer is the dream season

    For Lakers and Kobe Bryant, next summer is the dream season
    If newly signed free agents Chris Kaman, Nick Young and Wesley Johnson don't excite Lakers fans, there's that rarely uttered phrase by the franchise that's won 16 championships — wait till next summer. The rebuilding will begin after a 2013-14...
  • Could Philadelphia 76ers help Lakers ditch luxury tax?

    Could Philadelphia 76ers help Lakers ditch luxury tax?
    If the Philadelphia 76ers are willing, the Lakers might have a way under the luxury tax and, more important, the repeater tax. The league currently levies a progressive tax that penalizes teams for every $5 million they spend on salary over the...
  • Letters: All-Star game is a giant bore

    Letters: All-Star game is a giant bore
    With barely any competition and TV ratings almost matching last year's historic lows, Bruce Bochy and Major League Baseball reaped what they sowed. In a low-scoring and boring contest, who wouldn't have wanted to see a Mariano Rivera vs. Yasiel Puig...
  • Jordan Farmar says he felt he belongs with Lakers

    Jordan Farmar says he felt he belongs with Lakers
    Jordan Farmar gave up a lot of money to come back to the Lakers, turning his back on a lucrative deal with a Turkish pro team. Call him crazy? "I'm not quite sure I've seen an agreement that paid so generously in recent time in Europe," Lakers General...
  • Chris Kaman hopes to regain All-Star form with the Lakers

    Chris Kaman hopes to regain All-Star form with the Lakers
    General Manager Mitch Kupchak held up a jersey and presented it to the centerpiece of the Lakers' off-season. It was a big man, as expected, but the newly signed center was Chris Kaman, not Dwight Howard, so there was a more-than-mild difference....
  • New Laker Chris Kaman surprised, happy to be back in Los Angeles

    New Laker Chris Kaman surprised, happy to be back in Los Angeles
    The Lakers officially introduced center Chris Kaman on Tuesday. "For me, I thought it was a comfortable fit.  I knew L.A.  I know people in L.A," said Kaman.  The Lakers "have a great organization run by a great group of people." Kaman signed a one-...
  • Wesley Johnson another quality signing by Lakers at minimum salary

    Wesley Johnson another quality signing by Lakers at minimum salary
    In guard-forward Wesley Johnson, Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak has found another other quality player on a minimum-salary contract. Drafted fourth in 2010 by the Minnesota Timberwolves, Johnson never quite lived up to his potential coming out...
  • Lakers waive forward Metta World Peace under amnesty provision

    Lakers waive forward Metta World Peace under amnesty provision
    The Lakers waived Metta World Peace via the NBA's so-called amnesty provision Thursday, a cost-cutting move that could save them about $15 million in luxury taxes. When Dwight Howard bolted for Houston last week as a free agent, it ensured a roster spot...
  • Lakers' next decision: Keep or 'amnesty' Metta World Peace?

    Lakers' next decision: Keep or 'amnesty' Metta World Peace?
    Wednesday could have been the first day of the rest of Dwight Howard's career with the Lakers. Instead, it might be the final day for Metta World Peace with the Lakers. On the same day free agents can officially sign with their new teams, the one-week...
  • Chris Kaman says he took less money to join Lakers [updated]

    Chris Kaman says he took less money to join Lakers [updated]
    This post has been updated, as indicated below. The Lakers used their one true spending tool this summer, adding former Clippers center Chris Kaman on Monday via their taxpayer mid-level exception of $3.2 million on a one-year deal. "Weird coming back...